Workers in Georgia Win with Senator Warnock Victory

Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement:

“Today, Georgians once again stood up for a pro-worker, pro-democracy agenda. This election victory allows working families to work with members of the U.S. Senate to continue improving our economy and implementing historic investments in our nation’s infrastructure. 

“Our members in Georgia and across the nation joined thousands of union members and community allies to knock on doors and make phone calls supporting IAM-endorsed U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock. The work does not end with this runoff election. We have to build upon the infrastructure in Georgia created during the first historic campaign in 2020. 

“Congratulations, Senator Warnock, on the people’s victory, and we look forward to working with you to provide solutions to workers across our nation.”

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)  is among North America’s largest industrial trade unions and represents nearly 600,000 active and retired members in the airline, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, railroad, transportation, shipbuilding, woodworking, health care, and other industries.  | @MachinistsUnion  

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GDA/TLC Spotlights Creative Fundraising at 2022 Banquet, Hopes to Inspire

GDA/TLC Spotlights Creative Fundraising at 2022 Banquet, Hopes to Inspire

At the 2022 Guide Dogs of America – Tender Loving Canines (GDA/TLC) Charity Banquet in Las Vegas last month, the non-profit honored different types of fundraising with superlatives to highlight creative events and inspire others to find fun ways to raise money.

The Machinists Wood, Pulp, and Paper Council was honored for having the “most innovative event”, a virtual barbeque that took place at the end of the summer.

READ: Machinists Wood, Pulp and Paper Council Raises $14K for GDA/TLC in Third Annual ‘Chillin and Grillin’ Virtual BBQ

IAM District Lodge 751 received recognition for a “first-time event”, a Halloween-themed Axe Throwing tournament at Axe Kickers in Seattle, Washington.

IAM District Lodge 142 was deemed “most committed to the cause” for their in-meeting penalty donation rule: a $25 donation ‘fine’ per phone interruption in local union meetings.

The IAM applauds members’ creativity in finding new and spirited ways to raise donations for GDA/TLC, a cause the entire union is passionate about. GDA/TLC hopes that awarding superlatives to creative fundraising will inspire others to imagine more original ways to incite donations.

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Machinists Union and TCU/IAM Members Mobilize to Keep Georgia Pro-Worker

Machinists Union and TCU/IAM members, along with the Georgia AFL-CIO, have mobilized over the past weeks to encourage members in the state to get out and vote to reelect worker-friendly U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff on Dec. 6. 

“I want to thank all the volunteers, the Legislative and Political Departments and my entire staff for working tirelessly throughout this very important campaign,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace. “Together, we have contacted thousands of members, helping to ensure the futures and livelihoods of working-class people statewide.”

“As you know, elections have consequences. Our nation’s working people need economic security, safe jobs, and the power to join and form unions,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “This is achieved with the help of strong allies like Senator Warnock.”

The Georgia State Council of Machinists has endorsed U.S. Sen.  Warnock because he is an ally in Washington in helping to pass legislation that working families desperately need.

IAM members are contacting thousands of Georgia Machinists via door knocking, member-to-member phone calls, robocalls, text messages, and emails.

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Video: Ohio Local 1802 Stands Strong for Fair Contract

On November 29, members of IAM Local 1802 (District 54) voted to ratify their union contract at Nordson Corp. in Amherst, OH, ending their 2-week strike and returning to work on November 30.

The new contract includes major victories for members including better mandatory overtime policies, higher wage increases, health insurance cost freeze, retirement benefits improvements and more.

IAM Local 1802 members stood together, fought for the treatment they deserve and proved that solidarity works when securing their new contract.

IAM members working at the Nordson Corp. manufacture products used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealing and more for end products that include packaging, electronics and medical equipment.

IAM District 54 represents more than 14,000 active and retired members in Ohio, West Virginia, northeastern Indiana and Michigan.

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Have Yourself a Merry, (Proud) Union-Made Holiday!

As the holidays approach and if you have not completed your holiday gift shopping, support union workers by buying union-made products. Union members have been working hard making this holiday season happen.

You can show some love not only by shopping for union-made gifts but also purchasing items from your favorite local union shop or supporting union-friendly companies.

From games, to beverages to sport equipment and more, the options are limitless.

Check below for a list compiled by the AFL-CIO of union-made holiday gift ideas:

Apparel and Accessories

  • Joseph Abboud 
  • Majestic Athletic 
  • Timex watches 
  • Naturalizer shoes 
  • Nunn Bush shoes 
  • Red Wing Shoes 
  • Macy’s
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Zara
  • H&M
  • Housing Works thrift stores

Book and Stationery Stores

  • Greenlight Bookstore 
  • Yours Truly, Brooklyn 
  • McNally Jackson
  • Goods for the Study 
  • Book Culture 
  • Housing Works Bookstore

Beauty Products

  • Avon
  • Caress skin care
  • ChapStick
  • Dove beauty products 
  • Old Spice 
  • L’Oreal 

Comic Books


  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Battleship
  • Candy Land
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Clue
  • Connect 4
  • The Game of Life
  • Hi Ho! Cherry-O
  • Monopoly
  • Mouse Trap
  • Operation
  • Pictionary
  • Risk
  • Scrabble
  • Sorry
  • Taboo
  • Twister
  • Yahtzee

Sports Equipment

  • American Athletic 
  • Louisville Slugger 
  • MacGregor golf clubs 
  • Standard Golf 
  • Callaway golf balls 


  • Broadway 
  • Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular 
  • Sporting events 

Stocking Stuffers

  • Rayovac batteries 
  • Bic lighters 
  • Ghirardelli chocolates 
  • Jelly Belly candies 
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Tootsie Pops 
  • Allan Candy Canes 
  • Hershey’s chocolates 
  • See’s Candies 
  • Rabble-Rouser Chocolate
  • Bennington Potters pottery 
  • Klear Vu home textiles 
  • Natco Home furnishings

Wine and Beer

  • Chateau Ste. Michelle 
  • Columbia Crest
  • St. Supéry
  • Charles Krug
  • CK Mondavi
  • Gallo of Sonoma
  • Pindar Vineyards
  • Paumanok and Palmer Vineyards 

Miller Beer 

  • Miller High Life
  • Miller Genuine Draft
  • Miller Lite
  • Milwaukee’s Best
  • Icehouse
  • Red Dog


  • Budweiser
  • Budweiser American Ale
  • Bud Light
  • Michelob
  • Shock Top
  • Busch
  • Rolling Rock
  • O’Doul’s

If You’re in the ‘Big Spender’ Category

  • Jeep
  • Ford Mustang
  • Cadillacs

See more cars made by UAW and non-auto UAW-made products


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